Felsővadász

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Felsővadász
Coat of arms of Felsővadász
Coat of arms
Felsővadász is located in Hungary
Felsővadász
Felsővadász
Location of Felsővadász
Coordinates: 48°22′13″N 20°55′12″E / 48.37034°N 20.92010°E / 48.37034; 20.92010Coordinates: 48°22′13″N 20°55′12″E / 48.37034°N 20.92010°E / 48.37034; 20.92010
Country Hungary
CountyBorsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
Area
 • Total18.64 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total550
 • Density29.5/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3814
Area code(s)46

Felsővadász is a village in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Hungary.

Geography[edit]

Felsővadász village is located in a valley between Kupa and Gadna. The closest towns are Szikszó (18 km), Edelény and Encs (kb. 30 km).

History[edit]

Near the village paleolithic artifacts found. The name Felsővadász means "Upper-hunter" because this location given to the royal hunters together with Alsóvadász - "Lower-hunter". The first mention was in 1279. The Rákóczi family bought the village in 1517. The Turkish army attacked and burned up the castle in 1567. In 1860 a windstorm ruined the wooden Greek Catholic Church so a new elected in 1864.

Notable people[edit]

The family castle of George II Rákóczi is in this village what appears in the lower part of the coat of arms.

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